Indonesia

Palm Oil Giant Suspended from Environmental Certification

The green image of one of Malaysia’s largest conglomerates suffered a major blow on Friday with its suspension from the world’s largest association for ethical palm oil production, the Roundtable on Sustainable...

Indonesian Gas Field Decision Shows Joko’s Indecision

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has disappointed and bewildered international investors and undermined the government’s credibility by announcing that infrastructure for one of the world’s biggest gas fields i...

Indonesian Economy Brightens Up

There has been much fussing over the past year about whether or not Indonesian President Joko Widodo has the determination and backing to get a grip on the nation’s politics and rule effectively. The balance of...

Politics May Block Huge Indonesian Gas Field

A venture by Indonesia to develop one of the world’s potentially biggest gas fields appears to have foundered, at least temporarily, on the rocks of economic nationalism that flies directly in the face of Presi...

Indonesia May Drop Mining Export Ban

The Indonesian government appears about to relax or drop altogether provisions in a controversial law requiring mining companies to construct smelters to process ore domestically, officials said on Feb. 16 in J...

Indonesian President Rolls Out Dramatic Economic Reforms

Indonesian President Joko Widodo today, Feb.11, rolled out the details of the plan he called a “big bang" the day before, to open nearly 50 sectors of the economy to foreign investment. The package of reform...